Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ryan Kwanten headline the new Australian science-fiction time-travel film 2067.
In a dystopian world ravaged by global warming, humanity must survive on artificial oxygen.
When scientists receive a message from the future asking them to send Ethan Whyte (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to the future and bring back a supposed cure, they oblige.
Ethan is sent back, though things aren’t all as they seem, as he and his time travelling partner (Ryan Kwanten) discover there are bigger things at play.
The film from director Seth Larney looks like a thought-provoking Australian science-fiction film with some big ideas.
The theme of global warming as a destructive global force is relevant to the times we live in and the bleakness of a future where the earth has destroyed us serves as the terrifying backdrop of this film.
The trailer also suggests that humanity is linked with nature, and that the devastation is inevitable, a concept that’s only teased so far but will likely be explored in the film.
2067 was obviously shot on a low budget and while it doesn’t hold a candle to its big-budget Hollywood counterparts, the film’s aesthetic is commendable, and it appears a lot of thought has gone into the production design.
It joins the likes of fellow Australian sci-fi time-travel films like The Gateway (2018) and Predestination (2014) in what should be a good addition to the niche.
The film looks like an intriguing watch and is set to make its premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in early October 2020.